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The Ark of Disperata

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The Ark of Disperata (La Vita in Comune)

The Ark of Disperata (La Vita in Comune)

The Ark of Disperata (La Vita in Comune)

original title:

LA VITA IN COMUNE

directed by:

cast:

Gustavo Caputo, Celeste Casciaro, Antonio Carluccio, Claudio Giangreco, Davide Riso, Francesco Ferrante, Antonio Pennarella, Ippolito Chiarello, Fabrizio Saccomanno, Fabrizio Pugliese, Giorgio Casciaro, Alessandra De Luca, Tommasina Cacciatore, Marco Antonio Romano, Salvatore Della Villa, Domenico Mazzotta

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

Ilenia Miggiano

music:

Mirko Lodedo

production:

Saietta Film, Rai Cinema, Tea Time Film, in association with Banca Popolare Pugliese, Charles & Diane Adriaenssen, with the support of Fondazione Apulia Film Commission

country:

Italy

year:

2017

film run:

110'

format:

colour

release date:

02/09/2017

In a small godforsaken town in southern Italy called Disperata, Filippo, the melancholic mayor feels terribly inadequate in fulfilling his duties. The only glimpse of light in the overall gloom is his love for poetry and teaching literature to prison inmates. That is where he meets Pati, a low-level criminal; both Pati and his brother Angiolino share the dream of becoming Mafia bosses. Their encounter with art, however, changes everyone, and an unusual friendship among the three, leads them to make courageous decisions. The life of shy Filippo has been turned upside-down for good and he dives in headfirst, at last surrounded by a calm silence and not by fears. This unusual relationship heralds a rebirth of the small community of Disperata.